Darla Fay is a local actress who started her career at the age of 36. She has appeared in numerous stage, television and film roles. Most notable was being cast in the Oscar winning movie Juno as Michael Cera’s mom. Other credits include Love Happens opposite Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Anniston and John Carroll Lynch, 50/50 with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon Levitt, and “Goodnight for Justice” with Jason Priestley and Luke Perry. Some of her episodic credits include Psyche, Supernatural, The Haunting Hour, Life Unexpected, Masters of Horror and Once Upon a Time. Stage performances include Pizza Man, 4 Dogs and a Bone, Mamet Women, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Marvin’s Room, Memory of Water, Beyond Therapy, Bathroom Humor and Stropples’ Shorts. Darla is honored and excited to be part of the VSFF.
Suzette Laqua is an entrepreneur, Executive Producer, Producer and Writer of TV, web series and short films. She is a graduate of Simon Fraser University and has had a number of successful businesses. Suzette has also given back to the community as a volunteer Mentor with PLEA – KidStart, working with teenage girls at risk in the Vancouver area since 2003. Suzette has traveled extensively and has been fortunate to live in other countries, including the United States, Holland, and Australia. These experiences have been invaluable in developing Suzette’s appreciation and understanding of the Global Village. By bringing Vancouver and Canada a festival that honours web series from around the world, Suzette is aspiring to create an awareness that will be beneficial for web series creators and their teams and will help the web series evolve forward as an entertainment medium unto itself.
A Montreal native, bilingual talent Evelyne Charuest studied acting and Art History before specializing in Broadcasting. For the past 10 years, she's been working for CBC/Radio-Canada as a reporter and host on radio and television shows. Ms. Charuest is also known for her passion with voice-over and has been involved in numerous projects with narration for advertisements, jingles, corporate videos, events as MC, stage productions and movies.
Sara Bynoe, according to local media, is "a Vancouver culture maven" and a "talented mover and shaker." One reviewer called her "hilarious," another said she was "charismatic," and another said she was a "lovely young woman who was brash and dropped a lot of F-bombs." She's a graduate of the acting program at Studio 58. She writes and likes to blog with animated gifs. Most recently she's been working in TV production as a research producer. She's known for hosting and producing two comedy/storytelling shows: Teen Angst Night and Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing. Sara hosts Say Wha?! The Podcast which features readings from the live show. Her pet project is being the den mama for the Vancouver chapter of a girls-only fitness event called Dance Dance Party Party. She's very thrilled to be associated with the Vancouver Short Film Festival.